Posted: 12/06/2023

Experience the Arts in Lancaster, PA

Whether you’re an art admirer or like to get hands-on to create works of your own, Lancaster’s art offerings will fill your day with creativity and beauty.

Lancaster’s art scene is blossoming every day, with galleries and shows, exhibits and murals to explore throughout the county. Passionate artists and performers are sharing their talents with visitors and local alike, whether in their personal gallery or on stage at one of Lancaster’s top-of-the-line theaters.

Galleries & Art Exhibits

Local artists have set up shop with galleries across the county, with a large number of them being in Downtown Lancaster. Stop by to browse their works and get to know more about what inspires them.

Be sure to check out the galleries that make up Gallery Row, located along Prince Street.

On the first Friday of every month, head downtown to explore the galleries alongside entertainment, music, and more.

Located within Lancaster County Central Park, Historic Rock Ford offers guided tours of Edward Hand’s home.
Make sure you visit the John J. Snyder Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts. The gallery showcases a one-of-a-kind collection consisting of over 230 objects by Lancaster County artisans including tall case clocks, silver, furniture, and portraiture created during Edward Hand’s residency in America.

From there, head over to Leola, PA and visit Julia Swartz Gallery or check out online artists like David Wright Digital Collage Artist.

If you require framing for your new artwork, visit The Framing Concept for beautiful frames that complement your style.

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Art is all around the local community as well in the form of murals and public sculptures. Our mural maps will guide you through Lancaster County and Lancaster City to experience the free public art, from murals depicting local life and history to beautiful quilts painted on barns.

Get the Mural Map

On Stage

Lancaster is home to theatres and performing arts venues that are bringing stories to life, from comedy shows to toe-tapping musicals. No matter what you are looking to see, you'll be able to find it in Lancaster

Upcoming Shows Guide

Hands-on Art

Creating your own works of art can be just as fun and exciting as browsing fantastic works made by others. Find classes from, pottery, canvas, or ceramic painting, or crafting your own string art!

Take An Art Class!

Staying Over

Even the place you stay overnight can have a creative twist, especially at Lancaster bed & breakfasts and airbnbs! experience, book your stay at

For art lovers, young and old, we hope these ideas will inspire a creative trip to Lancaster to take in all that our blossoming art scene has to offer.

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